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joystick

A pivoting electronic input device, used in assistive technology to register side-to-side, forward and backward, and diagonal movements, so that these can be processed. The stick may also include preprogrammed buttons that, when depressed, activate specific electronic commands or mechanical outputs.
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As he loosened his grip on the control stick, the aircraft began banking again and nosedived, rolling as much as 131.7 degrees and flying almost belly-up.
I came on the controls and assisted in keeping the control stick full left and aft while kicking in full left rudder, a fallback to my B-52 days and T-38 instructor days where the rudder is your most effective flight control during high angle of attack flight.
The iPad Kneeboard Sport, designed by pilots for pilots, works in aircraft where there is a cyclic or control stick used between the legs or where space is at a premium.
His son sat in the pilot's seat and tried steering with the control stick, but since the aircraft was on autopilot, his father was unconcerned.
When Sneller looked back to the front of the glider, he saw that it was higher than Henderson's plane, so he pushed the glider's control stick forward to regain proper altitude behind Henderson's plane.
Hillary wrote: "At that moment I felt a terrific explosion which knocked the control stick from my hand, and the whole machine quivered like a stricken animal.
It also has a few added features not seen in a typical car - a control stick, a yoke and its own parachute loaded on a rocket motor behind the front seats, ready to be deployed in an emergency through the back window.
It ships with a docking station paired with a mountable media control stick that connects to your hands-free/headphone set and also enables charging through USB and AC adapter.
Throwing punches is done via the right control stick, while the left is used to duck and dive.
The passenger is suspected of having pulled the control stick too steeply, causing the helicopter to crash, according to the investigation conducted by the Japan Transport Safety Board.
The A-10C cockpit receives two 5-by-5-inch multifunction color displays, a hands-on stick and throttle system with a modified F-15E right throttle grip, and a modified F-16 control stick grip.
Pilots don't look at their control stick any more than drivers look at their steering wheel.